With a gift for storytelling, a sly sense of humor, and a passion for helping others know and discover Jesus, Daniel serves Coryell Community Church as its Lead Pastor. Originally a native of South Carolina, Daniel Crowther came to Texas as fast as he could, receiving his Masters of Divinity from Truett Seminary at Baylor in Waco. His greatest joy in ministry is seeing people’s “lightbulb moment” when they begin to understand the love and grace Jesus offers. He and his wife Danielle have three children: Zoe, Mia, and Abel.
Favorite Singer: Johnny Cash
Favorite Book: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
You have an entire weekend to yourself. What do you do?: Hike & stay in a internet-less cabin furnished with good food, good books, a notebook and a guitar.
On Sunday you can find me: Preaching on stage
About the Author
Many cultural differences exist between Nashville, Texas and California, but they all share a robust and unique appreciation for music and the arts. Perhaps this is why God allowed Matt Riley to set foot in each place along his journey to becoming a worship pastor. After earning a Bachelors degree at Nashville’s Belmont University, Matt began to discover (in Los Angeles of all places) that God could use music for more than just creating Christian rockstars but for congregations to celebrate who God is, what God has done, and to get “a glimpse of Heaven” through worshipping together. Matt is instrumental in helping CCC accomplish this each Sunday. And fortunately for all of us, he says that he loves “getting to worship alongside a whole congregation of fellow worshipers, as we join together in singing God’s praises and surrendering to His purposes.” Matt also loves his wife, Mandi, and two sons, Micah and Jonah, very much.
Favorite Restaurant: Rosa’s Tortilla Factory
Favorite Book: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien
You have an entire weekend to yourself. What do you do? Write music, play video games, and eat junk food!
On Sunday morning, you can usually find me: Leading worship on stage or hanging out wherever there’s coffee.